Photo of Richard J. Bodorff


J.D., Vanderbilt Law School

B.A., cum laude, Denison University

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Tennessee Bar

Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Third, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits

Dick represents the nation’s largest radio broadcasting company and one of the largest television group owners. He has helped structure and obtain regulatory approvals for numerous transactions as the industry has consolidated and provides day-to-day Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory advice. He has served on the boards of the Association of Public Television Stations and Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation and represents many noncommercial licensees.

Professional Experience

  • Director (1985-2013), Chairman (2004-2006), and Vice Chairman (1995-2004, 2010-2011), Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation (CPBC), a licensee of five public television stations and three public radio stations in Virginia
  • Trustee (1995-2001) and Vice Chairman (2000-2001), Association of Public Television Stations
  • Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Office of General Counsel, Legislation and Litigation Divisions (1974-1977)
  • Law Clerk to Commissioner Richard E. Wiley, Federal Communications Commission (1973)


  • Broadcasters Foundation of America
    • General Counsel/Secretary (2019-Present)
    • Board of Directors (2009-Present)
  • Board of Directors, Maryland Public Television Foundation (MPT) (2019-Present) 
  • Board of Trustees, Denison University (1977-1983)


  • Recipient of the Ward L. Quaal Leadership Award from the Broadcasters Foundation of America (2018)
  • Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Telecom and Broadcast Transactional Law (2017)
  • Inducted into the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Hall of Fame (2011)
  • Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Communications by Super Lawyers magazine (2007-2018, Corporate Counsel Edition, August 2008)
  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking by peers for general ethical standards and legal ability

News & Insights